139: “Fit” by Cornelius

No one under 20 has any idea what these bars are.Cornelius, in case you haven’t heard, is a Japanese musician monikered after the Planet of the Apes character.  He partners with innovative video producers to create amazing works of visual art to complement his quirky music (also see “Tone Twilight Zone”).

You know, it’s the Japanese who thought to serve decayed, fermented squid bowels that look deceptively like regular noodles to hungry people.  Good one, Japan!!

So watch the video below, to confirm that both Cornelius and Japan are vital to the continuity of the awesomeness of our world.  Yes, they are weird and all, but that’s part of the charm.


Song: Fit
Artist: Cornelius
Album: Sensuous
Label: Everloving
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

7: “Tone Twilight Zone” by Cornelius

Cornelius, damn dirty ape.Cornelius is a Japanese artist whose music ranges from earsplitting punk to Disneyland psychedelia.  In his 2001 release Point, he tried to reduce his music down to its essence, hence Point.  A beautiful example of a successful attempt is the song “Tone Twilight Zone.”

Yes, he named his artistic persona after the character in Planet of the Apes.  Japanese people are whacky.  They sell used panties in vending machines in Japan, I’ve heard.  Forget I said that.

A great song for headphones.

Watch the video, too!


Song: Tone Twilight Zone
Artist: Cornelius
Album: Point
Label: Post Modern Recording Company
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG
Watch: YouTubeDailyMotion